I just picked up a new setup and will once again be worried about someone walking off with it. The resort we frequent does have ski check but it's not easy to get to. The board holders outside of the lodge entrance are $1.25 per use and that can add up. I don't spend much time in the lodge but having a lock would be nice.
Is there something on the market that maybe wraps around my binding when not in use? I could also find a way to incorporate it into my jacket.
I realize most locks can be cut but I want to at least discourage the spontaneous thief. Any small locks out there made for this purpose?
Not sure about anything that small, but I use a retractable Kryptonite combo lock kind of like DAKINE Cool Lock at REI.com . Small enough to fit in my jacket or pants' side pocket without bothering me at all.
I have a pretty sturdy bicycle cable lock that I lock to a fence or a rail at the beginning of the day. When I'm ready for lunch, I go back to the same spot and lock my deck up. Just don't forget to take the lock with you at the end of the day. A friend of mine had his lock cut off when he left it overnight.
Do you guys believe a lock is a necessity? At the last resort I hit, there was one of those "Valet" services where you give them your board and they give you a button with a number on it. Free of charge.